Monday, December 11, 2006

"peek-a-boo bang"

"You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision."
Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake actually invented this hair style. It was called the "peek-a-boo bang" because one eye, and almost half of the face, was hidden behind a falling curl of hair.

By this time the peek-a-boo hairstyle had become a nationwide fad,During the war, millions of women were working in factories to replace enlisted men. Such a hairstyle was dangerous when handling heavy machinery that needed both eyes wide open so much so that government officials actually had to request that Ms. Lake stop wearing her signature style because women in war plants who were copying it were catching their hair in the machines!

L.A. Confidential", Kim Basinger plays a hooker designed to look like Veronica Lake - same hair style.

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